England: Tremors felt across the north

THE NORTH of England has been struck by a small earthquake, the British Geological Survey has said.

The tremor, measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale, is the second to hit the region in less than a month.

The epicentre of the quake is believed to have been near Ripton, North Yorkshire, but the tremor was felt as far afield as Cumbria and West Yorkshire.

It is believed to have struck shortly after 9pm last night.

Last month the BGS confirmed that an earthquake of local magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale took place in Coniston in the Lake District.

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